Marian Ferry

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 5, 2009

Marian Kelly Ferry

NORTHPORT, Mich. — Marian Kelly Ferry, 99, of Northport, Mich., formerly of Natchez, died peacefully Sunday, March 29, 2009. Services will be private.

Mrs. Ferry was the daughter of George Malin Davis Kelly and Ethel Moore Kelly of Melrose in Natchez. She was a graduate of Natchez High School, Bradford Academy and Vassar College, class of 1931. She married Dexter Ferry in 1933, and they lived in Grosse Pointe and Northport for the 67 years of their married life. Dexter Ferry died in 2000.

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Mrs. Ferry maintained many friendships in Natchez and was a loyal member of the Historic Natchez Foundation and the First Presbyterian Church of Natchez.

Survivors include one son, Mason Ferry and wife, Mary Kaye, of Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.; two daughters, Marian Ferry Williams and husband, Gray, of Chappaqua, N.Y., and Julia Ferry Hale of Portland, Maine; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Historic Natchez Foundation, 108 S. Commerce St., Natchez, MS 39120.